FORCIBLE TOUCHING - MASSENA - Village police Matthew J. Parks, 37, of 12 state Route 458, Nicholville, with two counts of forcible touching and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation into a series of incidents involving two 14-year-old females in January and early February.
Parks was arraigned by Acting Massena Village Justice James M. Crandall and released under the supervision of the probation department with stipulations that he have no contact with any females under 18 years of age and not enter any schools or school grounds. The court also signed a temporary order of protection directing Parks to have no contact with alleged teenage victims.
Parks is charged with having inappropriate sexual contact with one of the 14 years and touching the other 14-year-old females buttocks when he thought she was sleeping.
He was reportedly involved in a relationship with one of the teens mothers when the incidents took place, and that womans daughter shared reports of the incidents that had taken place in recent weeks with her mother when her relationship with Parks ended.
Parks, in a statement he provided police, acknowledged he had acted inappropriately. I had a moment of weakness ... I am very sorry for my actions and apologize to her family for what happened, he said.
One of the teenagers told police Parks had started touching her shortly after he met her, starting out by rubbing her leg in what she initially thought was a comforting way. She said that contact escalated in the following days and weeks.
Matthew would come up behind me and put his arms around my waist and it felt weird to me. Matthew would be overly friendly to us ..., the alleged victim said, noting his conduct became more inappropriate as the days went on.
She told police Parks had inappropriately touched her on a few separate occasions.
The other 14 year old said her friend had told her early on that Parks was a creeper. I noticed he flirted a lot with her and would say a lot of inappropriate things. Matthew would only act like this when my mother was sleeping or gone to work, that teenager said.
PETIT LARCENY - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police charged Francis T. Green, 35, of Parishville with petit larceny following an investigation into a complaint received at 6:45 p.m. Saturday from the town of Parishville. The arrest was made at 7:55 p.m. Saturday at 81B Pumpkin Hill Road, Parishville. Green is accused of breaking into several cars parked outside the Hotel Grande restaurant and trying to steal valuables from them, but police said he was spotted by a witness before he could get away with anything. He is scheduled to appear in Norfolk Town Court.
AGGRAVATED DWI - WADDINGTON - Massena-based state police charged Michael C. Bennett, 31, of Plattsburgh with aggravated driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle on a public highway following a traffic stop at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on state Route 345 in the town of Waddington. Bennett drove into a snowbank off Route 345 in Waddington, troopers said. His BAC was listed as 0.22 percent. A BAC level of 0.08 percent or more is considered proof of intoxication under state law. Aggravated DWI is charged when the BAC is 0.18 percent or more.
He initially refused to take a breath test, police said, but submitted to one at the police station. His BAC was listed as 0.28 percent.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - BRIGHTON - Ray Brook-based state police charged Benjamin L. Firlit, 18, of Potsdam and Steven C. Caiazza, 18, of Gansevoort with unlawful possession of marijuana following an incident at 3:55 p.m. on state Route 86 at the White Pine Camp Road.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - CANTON - Canton-based state police investigated a one-vehicle accident at 12:04 p.m. Saturday on the Miner Street Road, near the Eddy-Pyrites Road, in the town of Canton. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Chelsea L. Streeter, 18, of Hermon.
ONE INJURED - POTSDAM - One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 4:40 p.m. Friday on state Route 56, near Country Lane, in the town of Potsdam, Canton-based state police said. The vehicles were operated by Michele A. Francello, 49, of Brasher Falls and Jarika M. Donalis, 18, of Massena.
PETIT LARCENY - WINTHROP - Winthrop-based state police charged a 15-year-old male from Winthrop with petit larceny early Friday evening following an investigation into an incident reported at 3:20 p.m. that afternoon from the town of Stockholm. He allegedly stole his grandfathers fentanyl patches, which are used as painkillers but can also be narcotic and habit-forming if misused. His case was turned over to the probation department to determine if the juvenile will be petitioned to St. Lawrence County Family Court.
DWI - WINTHROP - Winthrop-based state police charged Bryan L. Deon, 22, of Potsdam with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for two counts of moving from lane unsafely at 7:25 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on state Route 11C in the town of Stockholm.
HARASSMENT - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police charged Charlie S. Sipos, 26, of Raymondville with second-degree harassment Thursday following an investigation into a domestic dispute reported Feb. 18 from the town of Norfolk.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Everett J. Dibble, 38, of 1068 Washington St., Apt. 8, Ogdensburg, with petit larceny following a shoplifting complaint received at 5:52 p.m. Friday from the town of Massena. Dibble allegedly stole a coat, a watch, a shirt and a pair of sneakers from four different stores in the St. Lawrence Centre Mall.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - ST. REGIS FALLS - Malone-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at 5:48 p.m. Friday on the Waite Road, near state Route 458, in the town of Waverly. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Marie T. Kirwan, 65, of Massena.
FELONY AGGRAVATED DWI- POTSDAM - Village police charged Terry L. Sweeney, 43, of Potsdam with a felony count of aggravated driving while intoxicated and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and ticketed him for inadequate head lights at 2:36 a.m. Saturday on Depot Street. Police said they observed Sweeney operating his motor vehicle south on Market Street with no head lights. A traffic stop was made on Depot Street, and further investigation revealed that Sweeney was intoxicated and was in possession of Hydrocodone. Sweeney reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.22 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher constitutes a DWI, and the charges are elevated to aggravated DWI when the BAC is 0.18 percent of higher. The felony count alleges Sweeney had a driving while intoxicated conviction within the past 10 years.
SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Zachary K. Hulings, 23, of Edinboro, Pa., for speed in zone (50/30) at 8:49 p.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Maple Street.
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Michael J. Burns, 17, of Potsdam for driving through a crosswalk while a pedestrian was crossing at 7:15 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop.
INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Emily M. Bradshaw, 21, of Potsdam for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights at 9:32 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop.
NO HEADLIGHTS - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Christopher J. Stone, 17, of Norwood, for operating a vehicle after dusk without headlights at 10:10 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop.
NO SEATBELT - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Jason R. Goray, 20, of Hudson Falls for failure to wear his seatbelt at 11:29 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop.
OPEN CONTAINER - POTSDAM - Village police charged Lee D. Cadby, 22, of Lancaster with an open container violation at 1:21 a.m. Friday on Market Street at Maple Street after an officer reportedly observed him with an open can of beer.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Lukas W. Audycki, 19, of Bellevue, Wash., with unlawful possession of marijuana at 2 a.m. Friday on Market Street after he was reportedly found in possession of a small amount of marijuana.
BENEFIT CARD ABUSE - CANTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department deputies charged Amber L. Sanderson, 24, of 4365 Route 11, Dekalb Junction, with criminal use of a Benefit Card following an investigation conducted by the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services Investigations Unit. It is alleged Sanderson sold a Department of Social Services Benefit Card to another individual for $200 on Feb. 12. Sanderson was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Canton Town Court.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Patience A. Robinson, 20, of Chaumont with disorderly conduct - unreasonable noise at 2:25 a.m. Friday on Market Street after she was observed yelling profanities.
HARASSMENT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Brian E. Davis, 24, of Potsdam with second-degree harassment at 10:25 a.m. Friday on Munson Street after receiving a report he had struck another person.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Lisa L. Ellis, 30, of 321 Trippany Road, Massena, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed her for operation of a vehicle with no insurance, no front plate, a suspended registration and inadequate headlights at 11:15 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on state Route 37.
INADEQUATE MUFFLER - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jason J. Monroe, 26, of Marsh Road, Norfolk, for operation of a motor vehicle with an inadequate muffler at 4:16 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Center Street.
INADEQUATE MUFFLER - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Julia L. Larock, 48, of Massena for operation of a vehicle with an inadequate muffler at 1:08 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on East Orvis Street.
SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Francois Landry, 46, of Finch, Ont., for speed in zone (47/30) at 10:33 a.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on East Hatfield Street.
SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jeremy M. Kocher, 21, of County Route 42A, Norwood, for speed in zone at 10:07 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Andrews Street.
SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Richard A. Wells, 51, of County Route 14, Madrid, for speed in zone at 3:10 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on East Orvis Street.